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Arizona Society of Glass Beadmakers and Let It Bead Studio Take up Beads of Courage challenge

September 14, 2012

GLENDALE, Ariz., Sept. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — In support of Beads of Courage®, the Arizona Society of Glass Beadmakers (ASGB) and the Let It Bead Studio are hosting one of eight sites selected for the national Bead Challenge Saturday, September 15, 7150 N. 57(th) Avenue, in Glendale.

    WHAT:                    Beads of Courage(R) Bead
    WHEN:                    Saturday, September 15, 10
                             a.m. to 6 p.m.
    WHERE:                   Let It Bead Studio, 7150 N.
                             57th Avenue, Suite B,
    COST:                    Free to public; Activities
                             with a suggested donation

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The Society was the first group to create and donate beads to the Beads of Courage project explained Penny Dickinson, Society president and co-owner of the Let It Bead Studio. She explained that the first hospital involved in the Beads of Courage program was the Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Since the program’s start, the Society and its many artists have donated thousands of beads for the children.

“Our beads not only go for our own Phoenix Children’s Hospital, they help children around the world,” Dickinson said. “Making beads is our passion and sharing our art with such an important cause makes us very proud to continue this work – and win the Challenge Saturday.”

The Let It Bead Studio is only a year old and has never been open to the public, so offering this location for the Bead Challenge is a way to share the artistry and craft of glass beads. Dickinson hoped this would not only encourage volunteers here to help with the Challenge, but to learn more about the Society.

Let It Bead Studio is a private studio specializing in the creation of glass beadwork. For more information about the Studio, contact Penny Dickinson, co-owner, at firedandfused@msn.com. In addition to providing studio space, Penny and her husband, Colin Dickinson, owners of Truck Works, Inc., in Phoenix, are Bead Challenge sponsors.

Event Sponsors are the Alaska Bead Society (www.alaskabeadsociety.org), Lori Greenberg (www.lorigreenberg.com), Chase Designs (www.chase-designs.com) and Truck Works, Inc. (www.truckworksinc.com).

The full news release is available at www.beadsofcourage.org.

SOURCE Beads of Courage

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